Staff Council Rebecca Szwarc Professional Development Reimbursement is available to University of Houston full-time staff members interested in attending seminars, workshops, training sessions, continuing education courses, professional organization memberships, etc. that are related to their jobs. The University of Houston Staff Council has established a reimbursement program for its staff members as part of the ongoing effort to promote staff education and self-development.
Funds for the Staff Council Rebecca Szwarc Professional Development Reimbursement are raised through contributions to the Staff Council Rebecca Szwarc Professional Development Reimbursement fund. One reimbursement will be awarded per month to an eligible full-time staff of the University of Houston. The maximum reimbursement per workshop/seminar, etc. is limited to $100.
The recipient will be chosen at the monthly Staff Council Executive Board meeting by random draw. The reimbursement is non-transferable.
Please contact the Scholarship & Professional Development Committee co-chairs at email@example.com for more information.
Applicant must be a UH full-time staff with at least 1 year of employment.
- Applicant can submit only one application per month.
- Only one reimbursement per person per calendar year from winning date.
- Seminar date must be within two months from date of application.
- Applications will remain active until seminar date expires.
- Seminar/workshop must be approved by the applicant's immediate supervisor.
February 2022 Recipient:
Nicole is the Opera Production Manager at the University of Houston Moores School of Music.
How to Apply
- Download the Staff Council Rebecca Szwarc Professional Development Reimbursement application.
- Applications must be submitted to the SC Scholarship Professional Development committee at firstname.lastname@example.org by the Friday before the scheduled Staff Council Executive Board meeting day (last Thursday of every month, unless otherwise noted).
- Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Questions and Answers
How many Staff Council Rebecca Szwarc Professional Development Reimbursements will be awarded each year?
Up to ten reimbursements will be awarded each year. Reimbursement recipients will be selected during the February to November Staff Council Executive Board meetings.
If I apply in April for a seminar that will take place in July, and my application is not drawn in May, can my application be drawn again in the June Staff Council Executive Board meeting?
Yes, the application will be date stamped.
Can I apply for a different seminar in the next month?
No; as long as the first application remains active, no additional applications will be accepted.
Can I get reimbursed for parking, mileage, and other travel expenses associated with my professional development seminar, training, etc?
No. Only up to $100 can be reimbursed towards course/seminar/training registration fees.
Are expenses paid for by the department eligible for the professional development reimbursement?
No. The purpose of the Staff Council Rebecca Szwarc Professional Development Reimbursement is to reimburse UH benefits eligible, full time staff for expenses they incurr out-of-pocket for seminars, workshops, training sessions, continuing education courses, professional organization memberships, etc. that are related to their jobs, approved by the applicant's immediate supervisor, and are not reimbursed by the University of Houston or a thrird party organization.
What if my seminar/training cost more or less than $100?
Staff Council Rebecca Szwarc Professional Development Reimbursement is $100 maximum. If the cost of seminar/training exceeds $100, the difference in amount must be paid by recipient (or recipient’s department). If the cost of the seminar/training is less than $100, the recipient will only be reimbursed for the cost of the seminar/training.
Who will make arrangements for payment ?
Registration and accommodations are the responsibility of the reimbursement winner.
How does the reimbursement process work?
Reimbursement Vouchers will be processed by the Staff Council Office following University of Houston policies and procedures. Recipients of the Staff Council Rebecca Szwarc Professional Development Reimbursement must submit receipts and proof of payment/registration/attendance within 10 days of completion to the Staff Council Office.
I have a question that was not answered here. Who do I contact?
Email the Staff Council Scholarship and Professional Development Committee co-chairs at email@example.com.
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